Monday, May 31, 2010

Protestors Attack Israeli Consulate in Istanbul

 General view of Turkish Islamic protesters shouting slogans during a demonstration against Israel's attack on a Turkish ship, part of an aid convoy to the Gaza Strip, in Istanbul.

The Israeli Consulate building has been attacked by protestors in Istanbul, Al-Jazeera TV channel reports. The protestors, who are angry with Israel’s attack on a humanitarian aid ship from Turkey, attempted to storm the building but were stopped by the police and then threw stones at the consulate. The attacked vessel was part of a six-ship flotilla carrying international activists and politicians wanting to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza under an Israeli blockade. 19 people were killed. Israel confirmed the death of 10.

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